Welcome to Kingston Maurward College

We are a vibrant and growing Land-based college set in the heart of Dorset on the south coast. We specialise in providing a wide range of full-time, part-time and higher education courses to help you grow your career.

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We offer a wide range of full-time further education courses for school leavers and anyone looking for a career change.

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Build skills for your CV with our range of part-time courses. Sage, AAT, dog grooming, welding, floristry and much more.

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Our university level courses are accredited by the Royal Agricultural University, Bournemouth University and Plymouth University.

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Apprenticeships are real jobs with training which allow you to earn while you learn and gain a nationally recognised qualification.

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Animal Science Centre

We recently opened a brand new Animal Science Centre. Costing £3.2 million pounds, it is home to an extensive range of animal species, reptile rooms, animal and aquatic rooms and new dog grooming salon.

New Glasshouses

Award winning actor Edward Fox officially opened two purpose-built, state-of-the-art glasshouses for the horticulture academy. The £850,000 project replaced two outdated polytunnels, a smaller greenhouse and other buildings.

Apply to KMC

If you would like to make an application for a full-time course starting at Kingston Maurward College in September 2015, please fill out the online application form and we will invite you for an interview. For part-time, higher education and apprenticeships – please see the relevant pages.

Our Courses

We cover all Land-based provision - Agriculture, Horticulture, Floristry, Sports Turf, Hard Landscaping, Equine Studies, Animal Conservation & Welfare, Blacksmithing & Welding, Countryside Management and Arboriculture. We also offer a wide range of courses in Outdoor Adventure & Sports Coaching, Business and Construction.


Our mission is to provide you with the skills you need to succeed and we take information, advice and guidance about your future seriously. You can benefit from 121 sessions with knowledgeable tutors about your chosen industry and get up to date and careers advice from specialists.

Supporting You

We pride ourselves on the range of support we offer to our students at Kingston Maurward. This can include help for students with additional learning needs, advice on personal issues and access to counselling.

About Kingston Maurward College

Why choose us?

There are no limits to your learning here at Kingston Maurward College. Many of our students progress onto higher level courses and you can study right up to degree level right here on the campus.

Our Campus

Our campus is set in 750 acres of stunning parkland, just outside Dorchester in the heart of Dorset. The landscaped gardens and lake are overlooked by a Georgian manor house and surrounded by an animal park, working farm, equestrian centre and a range of other first class learning facilities.

Did You Know?

You can get married here at Kingston Maurward? Or that you can visit the Gardens and Animal Park? Plus, you can enjoy an outdoor adventure experience of kayaking or high ropes or take a private riding lesson. See the top tabs for details.



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Our Courses

Kingston Maurward College offers full-time, part-time, apprenticeships and higher education courses in a wide range of subjects. Agriculture, Blacksmithing, Animal Conservation & Welfare, Business & Professional, Countryside & Wildlife Management, Equine Studies, Floristry, Foundation Learning, Horticulture, Arboriculture, Construction, Outdoor Adventure, Public Services, Sports Coaching. Check out the course search for more details.

Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of some of our fantastic facilities, click here.